Reporting Crimes & Traffic Accidents

Reporting Crimes

You may reach an officer any time day or night by calling 911 in the case of an emergency, or (478) 542-2000 for non-emergencies.  The Perry Police Department administrative line is (478) 988-2800 and is available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Our FAX number is (478) 988-2805. You may also visit the Police Department, located at 1207 Washington Street in Perry, next to the Perry-Houston County Library.  When you call or visit, you will be asked for basic, yet pertinent information such as:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact Number

If you are reporting a crime you can remain anonymous.  An officer will meet with you to begin an investigation and will need to know the following:

  • What happened
  • When and where
  • Injuries to those involved
  • Damage to property
  • Physical descriptions
  • Names, if known
  • Vehicle description, including license plate number, make and model, and color

If you have witnessed or have been a victim of a crime, please stay as calm as possible.  Officers are scheduled for duty around the clock; you will ask for the noted information and an officer and/or other emergency response personnel will be immediately dispatched.  This ensures that the information needed is relayed to responding personnel as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Reports Traffic Accidents

If you’re involved in a vehicle accident, there are several things you are required by law to:

  • Stop at the scene of the accident or as close as you possibly can without blocking traffic. Call 911 immediately to report the location and any known or possible injuries to those involved.
  • Give any help you can if someone is obviously injured. Don’t attempt to move an injured person unless you have the necessary medical training or if there is an immediate danger, such as a fire.
  • Accidents on public or private property or that include injury, death, vehicle or property damage must also be reported as soon as possible.
  • Exchange information with the other people involved in the accident. This includes your name, address, driver’s license number, phone number and insurance company name. An officer will help you to obtain the information you need. Contact your own insurance agent as soon as possible.
  • If you’re involved in an accident with an unattended vehicle, you must make a reasonable effort to find the owner.

You must also make a reasonable effort to locate the owner of other property that may be damaged.  If no owner can be located, leave a note that includes the date and time of the accident along with the information described above.

Failure to do so could result in the loss of your driver’s license and vehicle registration.

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